1. Elvis DVDs Track King's Rise To Fame

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A Little Less Conversation" by Dutch DJ Junkie XL is No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, and this week debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A…

  2. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  3. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  4. D'Angelo, Common Lead Fela Kuti Tribute

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo, Common, Dead Prez, Blackalicious, and Macy Gray are among the artists who have contributed to the latest edition in the Red Hot charity album series, "Red Hot + RIOT!," due Oct. 16 from MCA. D'Angelo, Common, Dead Prez, Blackalicious, and Macy Gray are among the…

  5. Judas Priest Hits The Road, Readies DVD

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to coincide with the July 23 release of a concert DVD, "Live in London," via SPV USA. The tour will kick off July 5 in Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to…

  6. McCartney Greets Wedding Hoopla

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10) to the cheers of hundreds of fans gathered outside the remote 17th century Irish castle where they are set t Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10)…

  7. Half Smile

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Picture an enchanted forest, filled with lush, dewy foliage—and an underbelly of musty, decaying wood. Hank Dogs songs have this duality; their airy Celtic and roots-doused soundscapes—c Picture an enchanted forest, filled with lush, dewy foliage—and an underbelly of musty, decaying wood.…

  8. Somewhere Different

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music. A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music. Somewhere Different still…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is the only other confirmed act for the bill,…

  10. N.J. Firefighters In Trouble For Lit Party

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Too much of a good time spent with California modern rock act Lit has gotten a volunteer New Jersey firefighting squad in hot water. Too much of a good time spent with California modern rock act Lit has gotten a volunteer New Jersey firefighting squad in hot water. Earlier this week an…

  11. Group Wants Springsteen For Senate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office? Political consultant Doug Friedline thinks so. He's leading a campaign to get the Boss elected as New Jersey's next U.S. sen Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office?…

  12. Me'Shell Ndegeocello Returns With 'Anthropological Mix'

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "There's no mistake in the color that it is. It's infused with black-born musicalities," Me'Shell Ndegeocello says of her new Maverick album, "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape." "There's no mistake in the color that it is. It's infused with…

  13. Jimi Hendrix's Father Dies

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, died yesterday (April 17) after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 82. A former Golden Gloves boxer who James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, died…

  14. 'Songcatcher II' Collects Traditional Tunes

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired the Movie" for a May 7 North American release. The 17-track set of traditional folk ballads mined from the la Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition…

  15. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  16. Imbruglia Signs On For Film Debut

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Malkovich and U.K.-based Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia have signed to star opposite British comedian Rowan Atkinson in Working Title Films' spy spoof "Johnny English," according to the fi John Malkovich and U.K.-based Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia have…

  17. Newsted, Freed Sign On For Gov't Mule Dates

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed will join Gov't Mule for a string of upcoming shows. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed will join Gov't Mule for a string of upcoming shows. The…

  18. Haggard Taking 'Roots' On The Road

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second Anti Records album, "Roots, Vol. 1." The trek will get underway April 11 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Ariz Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second…

  19. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  20. Grammy Surge Pushes 'O Brother' To The Top

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" claims the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. The set manages the feat 63 Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway…

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